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Basement Jazz

Addition of basement storey to four storey house in Hampstead.

The owners of this narrow house wished to add a basement family/media room that could double up as a guest room. The challenge was to bring natural light into the new space without losing the use of the ground floor terrace. By utilising walk-on roof lights and mirrors in the ceiling recesses, maximum natural light reflects to the space below. The artificial light is placed to exaggerate the perspective. The mirrored cabinet doors and shower room wall reflects additional light and makes the room feel wider and longer. The sliding-folding wall creates a privacy screen when guests are staying.

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